It is easy to register to compete at one of our regional final events. Please follow the link below to the registration page of our website. Click here to register now
LR 4x4 in Schools is now in its 10th year, over which time we have now expanded internationally, changing perceptions of STEM subjects and encouraging school students to consider careers in engineering. Teams who win their regional final will be invited to the UK National Final to fight for the chance to represent the UK at the World Finals.
The registration fee to compete in the challenge is £75 + VAT per team. Each school/organisation must use radio control equipment. Please check the rules and regulations for more details.
If you are a new team entering the challenge for the first time you can choose to enter as a Beginner team by purchasing a “Starter Kit” from Denford Ltd (please see "starter kit" for further information).
Teams are encouraged to make as much as possible themselves. If this is not practical, they are encouraged to gain parts through sponsorship or recycling.
This year’s challenge will be looking specifically for students to demonstrate awareness of environmental issues
Land Rover 4x4 in Schools is a competition revolving around a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) philosophy. The challenge is normally run from the technology department within a school and involves students designing and manufacturing a remote control car using Electronics and CAD/CAM technologies. The team then attend a regional final which are held across the country annually in February and March. Teams not only have to track test their car on our obstacle course, they also have to present their design portfolio, produce a ‘pit display’, give a verbal presentation to a panel of judges and attend an engineering interview.
Teams can purchase a basic starter kit which includes the essential components needed to build your 4x4 vehicle along with step by step instructions. These can be purchased from the DENFORD website. Teams are not required to use the starter kit and can make the car from scratch however the starter kit is especially good for teams new to the competition.
A great advantage to this competition is that we will assign you with a JLR mentor (Jaguar Land Rover Graduate) to help you during your time competing. The mentor is here to support you and your team in the build of the car and other components of the competition. As well as the mentor you will have support from us, as and when you need it.
The challenge is designed to be delivered during lesson time or in an after-school club. To support delivery during lesson time, Land Rover 4x4 in Schools has worked closely with OCR and AQA to map the challenge against their Design and Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering specifications listed below.
- AQA & OCR GCSE Double Award Engineering
- OCR GCSE Double Award Manufacturing
- AQA & OCR GCSE Design and Technology – Systems and Control Technology
- AQA & OCR GCSE Design and Technology – Resistant Materials
- AQA & OCR GCSE Design and Technology – Electronic Products
- AQA & OCR GCSE Design and Technology – Graphic Products
- AQA & OCR GCSE Design and Technology – Product Design
In addition, The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge has been mapped against the Work Related Learning and Enterprise agendas as well as Key Skills. Land Rover 4x4 in Schools also supports the wider agenda within 'A Curriculum for Excellence' and core skills.
Over the course of an academic year (or two years if you choose this option), the students follow the process below.
- Research the project
- Design a vehicle
- Manufacture the vehicle
- Test and evaluate the vehicle
- Go head-to-head at competition stage
- Hopefully progress onto the National Final
- Possibly become the UK National Champions
Throughout the challenge Land Rover 4x4 in Schools will provide support for schools, colleges, and organized youth groups through our website, email and via the telephone.
Each team that registers to compete will be assigned with a Land Rover e-mentor to help them throughout the project. More details will be provided once you've registered.
Regional Finals will be held in the following regions:
- South East
- South West
- North West
- North East
- Northern Ireland
The overall winners will gain National recognition as a successful engineering team. The winners will also receive a scholarship to Harper Adams University and other prizes which will be announced nearer the time., The UK National Champions will also receive The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge UK National Championship trophy to keep at their school for 1 year and a chance to represent the UK at the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools World Finals.